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Disney Acquires LucasFilm for $4.05 billion, Episode 7 in 2015, 8 and 9 to Follow, New Film Every 2-3 Years

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http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/disney-acquires-lucasfilm-star-wars-creator/

 

 

As we just announced, The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm and its world class portfolio of creative content – including the legendary Star Wars franchise – along with all of its operating businesses, including Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound.

 

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@geoffkeighley 12:54 PM
Disney acquisition of LucasFilm is worth 4 Billion per CNBC.
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Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.
hah
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Interesting development, if true. Would Indy be part of this deal?

Disney often acted like they didn't quite know what to do with the Muppets in the past, so I would hope they have a clue what to do with the SW franchise.

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Called it.

I know I've posted those thoughts many times, and I'm not the only one, but still it's a little gratifying to know how well I have the flannel one pegged down. He's too predictable. I've been expecting this announcement, or some form of it, for years.

There was never a chance in hell they wouldn't make another trilogy. The brand is too popular and too valuable.

“Grow up. These are my Disney's movies, not yours.”

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2015 is right around the corner.  There must be some kind of script already?  Also does this mean that the original trilogy will receive some kind of justice in a return to home video releases?

Luke threw twice…maybe.

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I'm getting so cynical in my old age. I want to jump for joy at the thought of seeing Mark Hamill as a Jedi master, but the timing of all this almost feels like a Halloween prank.

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althor1138 said:

2015 is right around the corner.  There must be some kind of script already?  Also does this mean that the original trilogy will receive some kind of justice in a return to home video releases?

George suddenly remembered he actually did write those outlines for Episodes 6, 7, 8. Or else they've been stuck behind a drawer in his desk since 1980. ;)

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I think Disney's website is crashing from the load already!

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http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Disney-buying-Lucasfilm-for-4-05-billion-3994041.php

Kathleen Kennedy, the current co-chairman of Lucasfilm, will become its president and report to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. Lucas will be creative consultant on new "Star Wars" films.

Lucas said in a statement, "It's now time for me to pass 'Star Wars' on to a new generation of filmmakers."

LOL. Creative consultant.

“Grow up. These are my Disney's movies, not yours.”

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Wonder if this means Blu-rays or future 4K releases of the original theatrical versions of the holy trilogy is more or less likely to happen.

I can only hope...

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My guess is he will go with The Thrawn Trilogy... I believe I've read somewhere that he believes if any films were made it would be based on that.

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If ever a Vader "Noooooo" were appropriate it would be here.

I just hate that Disney is owning everything.

The blue elephant in the room.

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georgec said:

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Disney-buying-Lucasfilm-for-4-05-billion-3994041.php

 

 

Kathleen Kennedy, the current co-chairman of Lucasfilm, will become its president and report to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. Lucas will be creative consultant on new "Star Wars" films.

Lucas said in a statement, "It's now time for me to pass 'Star Wars' on to a new generation of filmmakers."

 

 

LOL. Creative consultant.

That's the title Gene Roddenberry had on all the Star Trek films made after TMP.

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I am an OLD time user here, almost a decade, but I HAD to come back here and say.... HOLY S***T!!!

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Mrebo said:

If ever a Vader "Noooooo" were appropriate it would be here.

I just hate that Disney is owning everything.

Time to start buying up Disney stock? ;)

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I don't know how to process this. =|

Help back OMNO!

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I really am gobsmacked. So much so that I'm using the word gobsmacked. This is some of the craziest news.

I mean, maybe I should be excited? Disney has the potential to do what Lucas has proven incapable of...

Really, we should have bought Disney stock yesterday.

I hate that Disney continues to buy up every shred of childhood.

In part, I think it signals the atrophy of new content creation.

There's just perpetual copyright ownership by a single corporation of all popular content from the last 80 years.

The blue elephant in the room.

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Disney, listen carefully...hire our friend the film preservationist by the name of Harris, give him access to the prints we know exist and release the damn theatrical cuts of the 70s and 80s we've waited for on HD home media for longer than is sane.

 

PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hmm.  Disney's pretty well-known for "touching up" their old films too, so I have a feeling this won't exactly help much in regards to getting the original versions.  I mean, that's if Lucas doesn't have a specific in this deal prohibiting such a thing.

Also... yeesh, episode 7.  We just have to keep going, don't we?  I for one was holding out the smallest hope that at least, despite all the terrible Star Wars shit of late, that the live-action, episodic film franchise was mercifully done before it was run into the ground any further.

On the other hand, though, this does have two positives/potential positives I can think of:  without Lucas at the helm, they might stand a chance of actually be good, a la Gene Roddenberry's "creative consultant" gigs.  Also, I can't wait for the reporters to start zeroing in on Lucas's statements of the past decade in regards to Star Wars being and having always been this six chapter story of "The Tragedy of Darth Vader."  Mm-hmm.  Yeah, how is episode 7 going to fit into this?  Is Darth Vader coming back as a ghost for more "tragedy"?

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SilverWook said:

althor1138 said:

2015 is right around the corner.  There must be some kind of script already?  Also does this mean that the original trilogy will receive some kind of justice in a return to home video releases?

George suddenly remembered he actually did write those outlines for Episodes 6, 7, 8. Or else they've been stuck behind a drawer in his desk since 1980. ;)

it's not that hard for episode 6, since that already came out.

maybe you're thinking about  (7,8,) and 9.

 

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WTF

looking for HDTV of the  Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.  Also HDTV of The Lord of the Rings trilogy